A simple, yet quantitative, index is demonstrated to quantify reductions in the peak flood resulting from multiple reservoirs, arranged in series along the same river reach.
Another significant step has been taken in methods for managing water resources in the face of climatic changes and other future uncertainties. Dynamic adaptation is becoming a reality.
New research examines whether a sudden increase in water loading in Pakistan’s Mangla Dam might have been connected to the 2019 New Mirpur earthquake.
Using new methods, researchers can estimate how much methane is released each day from reservoirs—an important step in estimating global methane emissions.
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.
Experts recommend reforestation campaigns to combat siltation at Bhakra Dam, one of the first infrastructure projects pursued by India after independence.
Current regulations and reservoir management practices impede efforts to deal with sediment accumulation behind U.S. dams. New approaches are needed to improve reservoir sustainability.
Artificial levees in the Lower Mississippi River bypass floodplain processing and increase delivery of carbon to the ocean.
Nationwide, civil engineers consider precipitation values from NOAA to design their structures. But those values are missing another contributor to flood risk: snowmelt.
Una tecnología de retención de agua subterránea recientemente reactivada podría conservar el agua y aumentar drásticamente el rendimiento de los cultivos en paisajes áridos con suelos arenosos como el África Subsahariana.